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Assistant Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations (#726)

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Staff in Advancement
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The Assistant Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations reports to the Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations. The Assistant Director will assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive stewardship program designed to ensure an efficient and effective donor relations/stewardship program, including acknowledgment, accountability, involvement, communications and donor recognition initiatives. The Assistant Director manages the process to acknowledge significant gifts to Mount Holyoke, designing personalized correspondence to communicate with and inform donors of the impact of their gifts.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately and efficiently format, proofread, draft, edit, and distribute correspondence for high level donors
  • Design personalized correspondence (letters, reports, etc.) to communicate with and inform donors of the impact of their gifts to MHC
  • Collaborate with MHC partners (faculty and staff) to research and help write reports to donors about how philanthropy has advanced programs/initiatives
  • Respond to donor inquiries and concerns
  • Writing and proofreading letters, reports, and content for publications
  • Ensure terms and gift agreements comply with MHC standards
  • Implement process to monitor activities related to naming opportunities, including plaques, signage and dedications.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Advancement to coordinate recognition activities
  • Support the development of standards across campus for the purpose of creating an energetic and enthusiastic internal stewardship culture that maximizes donor satisfaction.
  • Manage memorial and tribute gift process.


  • Strong writing skills
  • Superb editing and proofreading abilities with strong command of English grammar
  • Curiosity, imaginations, and a genuine interest in the core academic values of Mount Holyoke College
  • Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy, and quality
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills: tact, self-confidence, diplomacy, teamwork, good judgement, confidentiality, a sense of humor, and excellent strategic planning skills
  • The ability to bring creative ideas to the donor relations/stewardship program
  • Independent judgment to plan, prioritize and organize a diverse workload.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in a professional environment.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.